[wp-hackers] Fixing Bugs
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Mon Aug 27 21:54:42 GMT 2007
One way we use at work that has helped with the "wontfix/invalid"
bugs tracking in the long term is to simply refer to the Trac ticket#
using the @see phpdoc keyword around the involved source code,
coupled with an explanation in the ticket.
It's an easy way of correlating these issues in our generated docs
without adding too much comment content to the source.
If nothing else, it helps the developers to tame duplicate bug
entries and addressing.
I'm not going to preach for proper inline phpdocs/natural docs here,
but it sure is helping us a lot with rather painlessly documenting
On Aug 27, 2007, at 16:30, Martin at Cleaver.org wrote:
> Indeed, unless a system gets documentation, to explain and put
> rigour into
> the model of how it should work, bugs will continue to get through the
> On 8/27/07, jacobsantos at branson.com <jacobsantos at branson.com> wrote:
>> I like this idea, but I think it has more to do with users submitting
>> patches for bugs. Which I think is what the bug hunts are all about,
>> finding and submitting patches.
>> I also think that reasons should be given when closing as invalid or
>> wontfix. It is good bug handling in my opinion and something that
>> annoy those who submit bugs. Some bugs marked as won't fix or invalid
>> mean that the bug is external to the application that can't be fixed
>> easily. However, making it clear what the developers intention was
>> go a long way.
>> There will never be any release in any application where everything
>> works. However, fixing what bugs we have now would be an awesome
>> Documenting the code should go along with this idea.
>> Jacob Santos
>> Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>>> The number in bugs in WP has grown steadily over several years, yet
>>> the number of unfixed ones increasing quicker still. We need a
>>> that is stable. We need a release where everything _works_. Can we
>>> have one release which includes _nothing_ but bug fixes. There
>>> are 409
>>> open bugs according to trac (and I expect there are others marked as
>>> wontfix/invalid without reason). There are some massively annoying
>>> bugs for users, not least things like being unable to use IRIs in
>>> sanitised content (#4570, target 2.4).
>>> - Geoffrey Sneddon
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